Tag Archives: Scripture

What does the Bible really say about inerrancy?

So I’ve come to the end of this series on the Bible. This post is a finisher-off for completists, and also for anyone who still believes that the Bible claims to be inerrant. Of course, trying to prove that the … Continue reading

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Sola scriptura – is the Bible really all we need?

So we’re finally coming in to land in this series on the Bible. In this penultimate post I’d like to cover off a few remaining ideas and draw some of the strands together. Multiple perspectives Last time I mentioned that … Continue reading

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The Bible – a question of interpretation?

I’ve said I don’t believe the Bible to be perfect or inerrant in the ways Christians have often assumed. But even if it were somehow perfect in its original form (whatever that is), we can never actually access that original … Continue reading

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The Bible – truly perfect and perfectly true?

So, many Christians assume that the Bible must be perfect because it is (they believe) God’s Word, and God cannot lie or make mistakes; his word cannot be less than flawless (Psalm 12:6). This has led to the doctrine of … Continue reading

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Is the Bible inerrant?

Let’s say for argument’s sake that the Bible is inspired in some sense. Does this mean that every word, every clause, every comma of Scripture must be 100% accurate, inerrant and divinely-ordained? I don’t believe so. To imply inerrancy from … Continue reading

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Is the Bible the inspired Word of God?

Many Christians, particularly evangelicals, refer to the Bible as ‘the Word of God’. What does this really mean? By using this title are we saying that God dictated the Bible; literally spoke or sanctioned all of its words? That it’s … Continue reading

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The Bible – the Good Book, or a very bad book?

Before we get to inerrancy and inspiration, I’d like to look at the worst stuff in the Bible and the terrible uses Scripture has sometimes been put to. From one viewpoint, the Bible is a deeply troublesome set of books … Continue reading

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Bible posts round-up

Okay, hopefully I’ve now whetted your appetites for lots of faintly controversial Bible-related stuff! 🙂 It turns out I’ve already written plenty of posts on Bible-ish topics over the last few years, which it would be remiss of me not … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Bible

Let us now rise and sing Hymn 2316 (to the tune of ‘Immortal, Invisible’): Inerrant, infallible, God’s word alone; Eternal, immutable, truth set in stone. The final authority, all we need hear; The source of theology, though not of beer. … Continue reading

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